Call for Papers

2022 Annual Emerging Financial Markets and Policy Conference
Sri Lanka Finance Association

June 17, 2022
Virtual Conference

Conference Theme: Impact of Digital Transformation on Finance

Digitization is transforming the economy and the world of finance in significant and unimaginable ways. Digital transformation is revolutionizing the delivery and consumption of financial services and payment systems. Some of the visible trends include digital banking, digital payments, trading and wealth management, and cryptocurrencies. Financial digitization presents enormous efficiencies and advantages as well as costs and challenges. Unregulated digital transformation poses significant threats to the stability of financial systems. We discuss how digital transformation impacts financial services, payment systems, and financial and macroeconomic stability, as well as the regulatory and other challenges faced by the central banks, securities markets, and other financial regulators as a result of the digitization of finance.

EFMP 2022

The 2022 Emerging Financial Markets & Policy Conference organized by the Sri Lanka Finance Association will be held on June 17, 2022 as a virtual conference.

The conference welcomes research papers in all areas of finance focusing on emerging markets and economies. Conference tracks include the following:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Financial Markets, Institutions, and Banking
  • International Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Financial and Monetary Economics
  • Economic and Financial Policy
  • Public Finance and Policy
  • Research Methodologies in Finance and related discipline
  • Special topics such as FinTech, Microfinance, Islamic Finance, Financial Sector Development, Financial Reforms and Regulation.

Papers are invited from academics, policy makers as well as graduate students from Sri Lanka and abroad, particularly from emerging and frontier economies.

You are invited to submit your research papers to be considered for presentation at the conference. Only full research papers will be considered.

Publication Opportunities

The authors have the option to publish the papers accepted for the conference for publication in the to the Journal of Emerging Financial Markets and Policy (JEFMP) which is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to emerging and frontier financial markets and economies.

Submission Guidelines

Please to see detailed paper submission guidelines.

The submission deadline is April 15, 2022.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision by May 06, 2022.

To submit a paper, please email  (a) the Paper Submission Form and (2) the article to [email protected]

Conference Coordinator

For any inquiries, please contact the Conference Coordinator

Mrs. Madushani Gunathilake
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
[email protected]

Conference Co-chairs

Senior Prof. D. B. P. H. Dissabandara
Department of Finance
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Sri Lanka
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Athula Ekanayaka
Department of Business Finance
Faculty of Management
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Lalith P. Samarakoon
Department of Finance
Opus College of Business
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, USA
Email: [email protected]

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Prof. Manjula K. Wanniarachchige
Executive Secretary
Sri Lanka Finance Association
Department of Finance
Faculty of Management and Finance
University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka